In Issue #4 of Watchmen, the Dudes contemplate the meaning of existence with Dr. Manhattan and talk about Alan Moore’s other works.
Has summer blockbuster season really started in March? Not really, but you might think otherwise given how much attention (marketing, merchandising, etc.) has been given to director Zack Snyder’s mega-expensive, mega-long adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen—their seminal ’80s graphic novel that deconstructed the mythos and morality of the comic-book superhero, along with the language of cinema and the great American novel itself.
My dear friends and fellow film bloggers Glenn Kenny and Andrew Grant sat down with me at a Brooklyn bar/restaurant to "pubcast" our thoughts on the film. One of us decries "avant-garde masterpiece," one of us liked it so-so, and one of us thought it was tedious, but you’ll just have to hear for yourself.
Nietzsche and Watchmen! We discuss Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and his contribution to modern philosophy and look into how he is commonly misunderstood. We also analyze Zack Snyder’s brilliant adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen.